Week 2 November 2009:    Rain = 30millimetres

During the early part of the week we continued our family visit spending time at Westmead in western Sydney.

We had a family day out at Sydney’s Bicentennial Park. This large area is close to the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has picnic areas, bicycle and walking tracks, playgrounds etc. We walked down to the banks of the Parramatta River.

On our final day in Sydney we visited a bushland reserve near where a family member has bought a house. The reserve is home to a wide range of native plants including Elaeocarpus reticulatus and Kennedia rubicunda. There is also a community nursery in close proximity. We will enjoy visiting these places during future visits.

A day was spent travelling home. On the way we stopped at the Muswellbrook State Forest Nursery. A number of Western Australian eucalypts were purchased.

On the day after we arrived home we had a visit from Country Energy, our electricity supplier. They removed and chipped some trees that were growing near and under our power line. The chipped material will be used as mulch on the garden.

Our vegetable rings are proving to be very successful. We picked rhubarb and strawberries this week.

Our Acacia oshanesii and Myoporum betcheanum plants both began to flower this week.

New on the Site: Elaeocarpus reticulatus and Kennedia rubicunda.


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